Queso sauce. Potato chips. Green chili pickles.

The above toppings landed chef Bobby Flay top prize of Amstel Light People's Choice Award at the South Beach Wine And Food Festival's Burger Bash competition Friday night.

Flay has been sweating over a grill for the honor for the past seven years of Burger Bashes. And for the past three, it was Chef Michael Symon who took home the coveted meat honor.

"It's about time," Flay told the Assiocated Press. "The green chilies were my secret weapon. I pulled out all the stops for this one. Michael Symon is a tough guy to beat."

With Rachael Ray as host, dozens of chefs gathered in the back of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in South Beach to go patty-to-patty for the tasty contest.

We loved Morimoto's guac-topped burger and frozen Amstel Light shake, Ford Filling Station's Moroccan lamb burger, Symon's hot patty, The Forge's truffle burger, and, well, just about everything we tasted, including the Ritz South Beach's killer side of chocolate-covered bacon.

He may have averted a Symon fourt-peat, but Flay didn't take it all. Judges Anne Burrell, Andrew Zimmern, Jeffrey Chodorow and previous winner Spike Mendelsohn picked sandwich king Jeff Mauro's burger.

Click below for images from Friday night's Burger Bash:

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  • Guy Fieri, right, feeds Rachael Ray, left, at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  • Morimoto plating

  • Flay's winning burger

  • Michael Symon's BSpot Burgers' "French Onion Burger"

    Carmelized onion, crispy onion, gruyere and horseradish cheese sauce, bacon, shasha, and mustard sauce.

  • Alex Cert

    Alex Cert eats food at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  • Boston Burger Co's "Hot Mess"

    American cheese, shredded lettuce, sweet potato fries, homemade thousand island dressing mixed with red onions, bacon, jalepenos, and pickles

  • Marc Murphy

    Chef Marc Murphy smile at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  • Ritz-Carlton's "Bacon In The Bun" Burger

    Roasted poblano and waygu burger with aged jack cheese and smoked bacon on a brioche bun with Hawaiian black salt (and chocolate-covered bacon on the side).

  • Mark Rosati

    Shake Shack's Mark Rosati smiles at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  • Ford Filling Station's "Moroccan Lamb Burger"

  • Guy Fieri

    Guy Fieri is seen on a cell phone at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  • Masaharu Morimoto, Joy Jamir

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, left, poses for a picture with Joy Jamir, center, at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  • SBWFF 2013 - Amstel Light Burger Bash Hosted By Rachael Ray

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Guy Fieri attends Amstel Light Burger Bash Hosted By Rachael Ray during 2013 South Beach Wine And Food Festival on February 22, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)

  • Meat fat popcorn

    Who needs butter?

  • SBWFF 2013 - Amstel Light Burger Bash Hosted By Rachael Ray

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Bobby Flay attends Amstel Light Burger Bash Hosted By Rachael Ray during 2013 South Beach Wine And Food Festival on February 22, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)

  • Amstel everywhere

  • STK's shake

    Bourbon, bread pudding

  • SBWFF 2013 - Amstel Light Burger Bash Hosted By Rachael Ray

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Morimoto attends Amstel Light Burger Bash Hosted By Rachael Ray during 2013 South Beach Wine And Food Festival on February 22, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)

  • Serious judging

    Ann Burrell thinks hard

  • Lokal's "Lokal Burger"

    Florida grass-fed beef with homemade honey mustard, sliced avocados, heirloom tomatos, red onion

  • We like big buns racks

  • Until next year!

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